ELIZABETH—On Wednesday, the Port Authority and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched an aggressive program to replace up to 636 of the oldest, most polluting trucks serving the Port of New York and New Jersey with newer models that generate less pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
TETERBORO – New Jersey Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Jim Simpson joined NJDOT road crews on Route 46 in Teterboro on Wednesday to kick off the springtime pothole repair season.
TRENTON– Legislation to stimulate creation of technology industry clusters around New Jersey colleges and research hospitals, streamline corporate laws, stabilize the education of foster children, promote green building and allow the state to get a better handle on the number of uninsured children and parents top Thursday’s Assembly agendas.
TRENTON – New Jersey employers continued to trim jobs; total employment fell by 9,100 jobs in January, according to statistics released by the state Department of Labor today.
STATE—The New Jersey NAACP filed an ethics complaint against state Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak, charging the Elizabeth Democrat with betraying the public trust by sponsoring legislation that would benefit clients of his private law firm.
TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono, a member of the Governor’s Red Tape Review Group, will host a local hearing in Middlesex County to provide residents, businesses and community organizations the opportunity to weigh in on the state’s sometimes burdensome and conflicting rules and regulations.
STATE—The Sierra Club strongly opposes the New Jersey Fish and Game Council’s plan to allow for a bear hunt starting in December. This hunt is unnecessary and undermines the need for a real bear management program that focuses on education and non-lethal alternatives to hunting, according to organization officials.
STATE—The “New Jersey Economic Stimulus Act of 2009” encourages funding private business developments with public money, putting taxpayers at risk while allowing wealthy investors to profit.
STATE—Beginning July 1, 2010, New Jersey residents born in Puerto Rico will have to obtain a new certified copy of their birth certificate under a new law passed by the government of Puerto Rico.
LINCROFT – Clean Ocean Action will host a symposium against beach litter on Saturday, March 13, at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft.